Never say your head is “empty” – we generate Seventy Thousand Thoughts in a Day!
Apparently, this calculates to 35 to 45 thoughts per minute.
Are they counting the time you are sleeping – those thoughts are manifested then as dreams!? Holy, Rapid Eye Movement!!
Today, my thoughts are kind of all over the map!
I’m thinking about friends, their families and work! I’ve tried planning out the day, thoughts keep jumping over one another including: finishing a presentation for tonight, how I can recycle half of my apartment, when I can have a nap and then do the dishes or what order should I be tackling any of this.
Take a look around you, notice those people with blank stares. Seems to me they have CHECKED OUT .. not a thought in their head.
Maybe that’s just it, the neurons just aren’t firing at this very moment. Then, SNAP! you’re right back into it!
This morning, Angela, our accounting guru, brought her dog to the office. I took the opportunity to take Stella for a quick romp in the park.
What a great way to clear your head, get some fresh air and reset! That’s what the dog said!!
I wish I weren’t allergic to critters, I think I would have a pet! The companionship and the exercise would be worth it .. right!
Stella and I whipping around downtown had my thoughts coming back to a friend that passed away a year ago today. Steve had a basset hound, Flash. And no doubt she is running around this morning, just being a dog!
I first met Flash when she was not much bigger than the palm of Steve’s hand. We did a lot of bonding with walks, playing together and even having her nap beside me. Of course dog treats were always welcome. Hounds are known for their keen sense of smell so each time I saw her, including at Steve’s service – Flash would recognize me immediately.
In that mass of dog thoughts, I wonder, does she miss her master as much as we, Steve’s friends and his family miss him.
When I read this blog back, it is hard not to think that my train of thoughts are askew. But then again, we are only human and our minds are entitled to wander. Perhaps one thought at a time. And if there are 70,000 of them it could be a long day!